PARKER, Mike. Images of Our Past series.
Title: Historic Dartmouth : Reflections of Early Life. First Edition, Signed
Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing, Halifax), 1998, ISBN:1551092654
ISBN Number: 1551092654 / 9781551092652
Seller ID: 42027
PARKER, Mike. Historic Dartmouth : Reflections of Early Life. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (1998). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xi,(1),-100. With 145 b&w photos in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers.
In the Images of Our Past series.
"Historic Dartmouth is a fascinating glimpse of this charming city's social, economic, and cultural life over the last two centuries. From its beginning as a settlement of British immigrants on an Aboriginal campsite in 1750, Dartmouth's growth was uncertain and sporadic. In 1758,it was used as a temporary billet for Wolfe's twelve thousand troops before his attack on Quebec; in 1875 it was, briefly, the home of the influential Nantucket Whaling Company; and in 1826 the building of the Shubenacadie Canal gave it new life until the coming of the railway in 1870.
Finally incorporated as a town in 1873, Dartmouth's location on the east side of Chebucto Harbour, and its thousands of inland lakes and rivers, made it an ideal place for thriving communities, and a destination of leisure for pleasure seekers. Its 'golden era' at the turn of the nineteenth century is the focus of this book." - from the rear cover.
1. Downtown Dartmouth;
2. Business / Industry;
4. Public Service;
5. Sports, Leisure & Entertainment;
6. Rural Life.
Very good. Signed without inscription by Parker on the title page. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 18.00